Animal Stories - Chug

Animal-World Information about: Chug

  The Chug is an attentive and active companion, and though it has a short history it is one of the most sought after hybrids around.
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cori - 2010-10-08
Our chug is just the sweetest thing in the world. Won't sit or sleep alone so be prepared. He was very difficult to potty train tho, but finally got it! We wouldn't trade him for anything!

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  • Lynne Lankford - 2011-05-24
    Hello, We have a 9 month old chug. I noticed in your comments you said your chug was hard to potty train. Any suggestions??? Carly doesn't like to go outside and when she does she is so distracted with what is going on that it takes her forever to go!
katrinia - 2011-03-24
I have a beautiful Chug that I got when she was 7 weeks old. She is now 12 weeks old. I love my Chug very much. I notice ever since I have gotten her, she is always very warm. There are times when I pick her up, her body feels very warm or hot. Does anybody know if this is normal for my Chug? Please let me know. Thank you.

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  • nikki - 2011-03-26
    Yes this is normal. Toy breeds used to be used as foot warmers back in ancient times and they still run at a pretty warm temperature now!
jon - 2010-11-27
Hello I need to find a good place in pennsylvania to get a chug for free or on a payment plan and as soon as possible my fiancee is deeply saddened tonight. We have a minature pincher with some terrier mix and he turns one tomorrow, him and his sister so my fiancee had a dog party for them well we have a 8 week old chug a runt well sad story short the sister bit our chug in the head and his head swelled and the vet had us put him down it was a Christmas early present for her and now she is distraught and so is the brother pincher he played and loved our chug so much he keeps sniffing the chugs area and whining and I really want her to be happy again it won't replace the wonderful one we had but it's a start to happiness again please anyone help me. Sincerely jon

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  • peyton - 2010-12-30
    Good choice for a chug. What would you call him or her? You are lucky that you might get another dog.
    I have a puppy too. It's a spoodle called beckham. He's new and almost one! I hope you have fun with your dog(s).
  • rebecca - 2011-02-05
    You have to remember, that if there's any chance the new pup could get bit it would almost definitely be deadly, most people don't know that chives have a soft spot on their head their whole life, it comes from the chi side, we breed chugs but our first litter, my other dog bit one of the puppies in the head and pierced his brain, the vet said to put him down, but I felt guilty, and we found a doc at Cornell that performed a brain operation, it took week but he healed 100% with just a scar left. I just wanted to let you know, it will always be a risk. But good luck and I'm sorry for your loss.
Laura - 2011-01-12
Hi, I'm sorry about your dog. I adopted my Chugs @ the Humane Society. JZ is tan. Lyzy is blk/wht. They both very energetic, playful,& cute. When I got them they were 2 mos. old. Now, they're 8 mos. old. They're stubborn @ time but patience also helps. I learned how to train them from the internet. I let them play in the back yard and walk them almost every day. It's fun to watch them play with each other, hide 'n' seek, chasing the ball or toy... I think you can check it out @ the Humane Society in your area.

Deborah - 2010-11-21
We have a chug named Nugget. We got him when he was 8 weeks old and now he is almost 2 yrs...He is the most adorable dog with his stunning green eyes and cute little brown nose. He is about 8lbs and favors his chihuahua mother. He is so michievious but we wouldn't have him any other way. He loves to snuggle and burrow down under the blankets and sleep all cuddled up to me. He is very adventurous and loves to explore outside and loves to sun himself on the sidewalk. He gets along well with other animals but he does like to nip fingers and noses. I would recommend a chug as a pet for anyone.

sacha - 2010-11-17
I have a chug called Oscar He seems very small. I didn't get to see his parents as I took him in from a friend who got posted abroad. She told me his dad was a tea cup Chihuahua. He is an extremely loving dog and cheeky at the same time. We love him to bits and would not change him for the world he is a sandy colour. And is malting a lot. He hates walks he loves being out in the car and am nearly getting there with the toilet training. He does not like to be outside and is good with the whole family. We are a family of 5 Youngest child is 6. I'm not sure how much he is going to grow he seems to look more like a chihuahua his ears stand up. He weighs 1lb 8oz at 16 weeks old. If you have a chug that was small and is still small please contact me.

Terri - 2010-10-15
Where can I adopt a Chug in Arkansas?

Courtney Burrows - 2010-03-16
I have a female chug named twiggy, she's 8 months old now and a real character. Everyone adores her even people who don't like small dogs because she doesn't look like a rat. She is very sociable with cats and dogs of any size. However when she was a puppy she was extremely playful and a bit much for my sisters jack russell. She doesn't bark a lot, but sometimes puts a little growl on when people knock on the door or anyone approaches me while I'm holding onto her that she feels threatened by. She's very easy to train and an awesome companion. very loyal. would definately consider getting the same breed again! My chug is still small, taking the chihuahua body shape as opposed to pug. love her to pieces!

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  • Larry Pines - 2010-05-26
    Hello. I too have a female chug, she's about 9 months old, her name is Tequila. You described my girl in what you wrote. Her favorite thing in life is when I throw the tennis ball and she gets to go chase it down, picks it up in her mouth, and runs back to me to do it again, and again, and again. She does get distracted so easily. her bottom teeth show and it looks like she is always smiling. Lets talk, I'll send you pics of Tequila.
Beth - 2010-03-29
I adopted a Chug about 3 months ago when she was about 3 months old. I was surprised at how much energy she has. I have a 5 year old chihuahua that loves to snuggle and my Chug, Lola can be a little too rough for my Chihuahua, Tia. She learns very quickly and did not take long to get used to the new surroundings as far as potty training goes. The only problem I have is I have to put her on a tie-out because she is easily distracted and will run off to try to play with people walking. This breed is beautiful and can easily be found for adoption! is an awesome resource...Save a life of a puppy instead of supporting puppy mills!

Ronald - 2010-03-28
When I first went to the pet store this dog was biting me and making a lot of attention but when I brought him home he was not biting anyone, but make sure they have toys to chew on. Also they're good with small dogs but not big dogs. When strangers come to the door he will create alot of attention in a good way. These breeds are adorable!!!!! Mine is mostly chuiugh and loves to sit on your lap and cuddle next to you when your sleeping. These dogs are very very easy to potty train.